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longest word

what is the longest english word that doesn't repeat any of its letters
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blobajob
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
dermatoglyphics
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SheharyaarSaahilCommented:
uncopyrightable
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JohnK813Commented:
subdermatoglyphic

technically, but that's just a take off of Sheharyaar's post.  we probably googled the same site, too
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snoyes_jwCommented:
I suppose the next question might be, what is the longest English word that repeats all of its letters?
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meintsiCommented:
smiled  ..  because there's a mile between the first and the last letter
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Galisteo8Commented:
>>what is the longest English word that repeats all of its letters?<<

ALL of its letters? As in, no letter used in the word is only used once?

I found this molecular name:

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It's considered an "english" word, I suppose. Will that qualify? Long live proteins!
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Galisteo8Commented:
Ah -- I found my word with a bit more explanation:
It's the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, Dahlemense Strain. Reportedly, this word (1,185 letters) has actually appeared in the American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts.
From what I can tell, no letter is used only once.  :)

And I apologize for making this thread so friggin wide... I didn't see that coming.

There's more interesting word stuff at http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_longest.html.
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zonaltechCommented:
antidisestablishmentarianism
methylchloroisothiazolinone (look out, it's in your hair! [Shampoo])

Here's a good page with a few:
http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mantidis.html
has: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
...and the longest chemical name I've ever seen.
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zonaltechCommented:
Of course, they repeat letters, so I'm disqualified, but I figured you'd like the info! :D
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Galisteo8Commented:
Well, it appears that "uncopyrightable" is the acknowledged longest English word with no repeat letters,
but "dermatoglyphics" (the study of skin patterns) is just as long, although perhaps not as commonly-used.
Both are 15 letters.

And, Sheharyaar got both of those right off the bat! The points are rightfully his!

His speed and accuracy deserve a hearty schwypgraftiklumbedon from us all.
Wait... SCHWYPGRAFTIKLUMBEDON is a 21 letter word.  Woo hoo!  I did it!  I did it!  ;)
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beermequikCommented:
Scientific and techno terms notwithstanding, it uncopyrightable.

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Soulreaver1990Commented:
look on a soap bottle......
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yavoozaCommented:
Here is a longest english word
Antidisestablishmentarianism ( 28 letters)  its meaning is : movement opposed to the separation of church and state.


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BurbbleCommented:
What about "uncopyrightables", "those which cannot be copywritten"? ;-)

If you Google the word, you'll find numerous sites that say:

>> The only 15-letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is "uncopyrightables"!

Time for counting lessons, people.

Begin: One. Two. Three. Four. Five.......

lol

-Burbble
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XxavierCommented:
Here is another

ambidextrously

(uncopyrightable is a word but uncopyrightables is not. The addition of an s onto an adjective to give a noun is American slang )
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BurbbleCommented:
>> American slang

:)


Is uncopyrightable "really" a word? I mean, finding it in a dictionary is harder than you might think...
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XxavierCommented:
....I don't think all suffixed words appear in a dictionary.
The assumption being that can be formed.
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BurbbleCommented:
Ah, you are right. "Copyrightable" is in there.

Silly me ;-)
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PaulCaswellCommented:
The one I like is:

flauccinauccipauccinihilipilification : the act of estimation as worthless.

But I dont seem to be able to find it on the web. I've probably got the spelling wrong. Can someone correct me?

Paul
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lemmeCCommented:
You mean floccinaucinihilipilification ?
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PaulCaswellCommented:
Thats the one!!!

I like its meaning too.

Paul
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jonkreislerCommented:
Actually, the longest word in an english dictionary (Oxford) is:
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
45 letters, meaning a lung disease caused by inhaling certain particles.
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j3oneCommented:
dogy
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frugleCommented:
> Is uncopyrightable "really" a word? I mean, finding it in a dictionary is harder than you might think...

They were going to publish it but couldn't get the copyright :-)

Mike
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tonsofpcsCommented:
I know the newest word that repeats all of its letters only once:  bling-bling

To answer your question, the longest words with no repeating letters are:
CRYPTOGAMIQUES, STYLOGRAPHIQUE, XYLOGRAPHIQUES and alphabet [this is the puzzle & riddle section, right?].  
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tonsofpcsCommented:
Wait, by "doesn't repeat", do you mean it doesn't have the same letter twice, or that it doesnt have the same letter next to itself?
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tonsofpcsCommented:
antidisestablishmentarianism doesn't have any repeating immediately.  
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tonsofpcsCommented:
PNEUMONO­ULTRA­MICRO­SCOPIC­SILICO­VOLCANO­CONIOSIS is officially the longest word in an english dictionary, and as far as I can tell, no letters repeat immediately.  
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blobajobAuthor Commented:
by doesn't repeat I meant doesn't have the same letter more than once
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tonsofpcsCommented:
So its not a trick looking for "alphabet"?
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tonsofpcsCommented:
No, What is on second.
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BurbbleCommented:
>> by doesn't repeat I meant doesn't have the same letter more than once

I think we have established that the answer is "uncopyrightable", haven't we?

Perhaps it is time for this question to come to a close... ;-)
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XxavierCommented:
ambidextrously

as I suggested is of the same length as "uncopyrightable",
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ZylochCommented:
Yep,  pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word. Curiously, it's also just as long as its plural:
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses ;)
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XxavierCommented:
this question is for the longest non letter repeating word.
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ZylochCommented:
Yep that's true, but I was only branching off of tonsofpcs's comment, just some extra information.
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XxavierCommented:
presumably "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisly" is also a word?
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frugleCommented:
who cares? it's got more than one repeated letter in it!

Mike
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XxavierCommented:
..yes, I have already pointed that out and am responding to those who now seem interested in the
 longest word. If you had got off you lazy fat butt and read the posts properly that would have been
 clear.
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_TAD_Commented:


Here's a couple of other oddities

strengths (9 letters, only 1 vowel)
bookkeeper (3 double consecutive letters, oo-kk-ee)
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frugleCommented:
Xxavier,

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is a factitious word alleged to
mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust'.

How you can form pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisly from that
I will never know, nor will I ever care.

If you want to reduce Experts Exchange to a slanging and flaming forum I
suggest you re-read the member agreement, especially the section entitled
'Flaming and unprofessional behavior', otherwise please refrain from
commenting on the size and physical fitness of other members, especially me.

Yours particularly displeasedLY,

Disgruntled from Essex.
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tonsofpcsCommented:
frugle: it may be made-up, but it is in the dictionary.
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frugleCommented:
tonsofpcs: I know - where do you think I got the definition from?

It doesn't answer the question though, and it's no reason to suggest that anyone is overweight and underexcercised.

Also, I don't know how the suffix LY can be added to it - though I'm not an English teacher...

Mike
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Galisteo8Commented:
Hmmm... If you add LY to a noun, you are typically turning it into some kind of adverb.
That doesn't make it an "official" adverb or a "real" word, necessarily.
So, pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisly might describe any action that
is done "in the manner of a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust". LOL

But I'm just pulling that out of the air.

Going back in time a bit.... As I noted on 8/26, and Burbble echoed on 9/9, hasn't
"uncopyrightable" been established as the answer to the original question,
"What is the longest english word that doesn't repeat any of its letters?"

Why is this thread still open?  Mr. Blobajob, tear down this thread!
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XxavierCommented:
....and I will repeat that "ambidextrously" does not repeat vowels and is of the same length as "uncopyrightable"
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XxavierCommented:
I mean letters not vowels
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Galisteo8Commented:
Well, ambidextrously *is* a real word and adverb - nice call. I was referring to slapping LY onto
the ends of, say, nouns.  It pretty much always works with adjectives, though.

Sorry I didn't remember your earlier post (8/30) with that word. I've slept since then.  :)
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meintsiCommented:
I still think that since this is the puzzes & riddles section that "smiled" is longer than all of those..........  ;)
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